Nick Dello Joio puts in a double clear effort in the $50,000 Ox Ridge Hunt Club Grand Prix on Dhi Zulu to finish in fourth place out of 34 starters. Photo by Vyla Carter
BY VYLA CARTER
The 87th Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show took place this past week, June 12th through 17th. The one week show held at Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club in Darien, Connecticut raised money for Pegasus Therapeutic Riding. The show’s feature class was the $50,000 Ox Ridge Hunt Club Grand Prix, where locals and exhibitors gathered to watch the field of 34 horse and rider pairs compete. The show also hosted regular hunter, equitation and jumper classes as well as classics. Take a look at these photos for a glimpse inside of the historic show.
Sally Hinkle Russell and her mount, Donut W, wait by the in-gate before their round in the 1.30M class on Wednesday, June 13. Photo by Vyla Carter.
Sweet Tricia, owned by Sarah Ryan and ridden by Maria Victoria Perez, soars over the 1.30M course on Wednesday, June 13. Photo by Vyla Carter.
During the Adult Amateur Owners 36+, Paula Kennedy rides Chrome XL to a first place finish. Photo by Vyla Carter.
Alexis Richter and Warrior change leads in between jumps during the Back on Track Medal. Photo by Vyla Carter.
Sydney Shulman of Back Country Farm losens Quidam 13’s girth as they walk into the ring for the prize giving ceremony. The pair took first place in the 1.25M Jumper Classic sponsored by STL Construction. Photo by Vyla Carter.
A Groom for Higher Ground Farm makes some final tack adjustments before sending a horse in the jumper ring. Photo by Vyla Carter.
A participant in the Leadline class smiles for the camera as she walks into the ring. The Leadline was held prior to the start of the Grand Prix and ended in a first place tie of all the competitors, who won a blue ribbon and a backpack. Photo by Vyla Carter.
Official show photographer, Andrew Ryback, takes pictures of the leadline class. Photo by Vyla Carter.
Danielle Stacy exits the ring aboard Ida Gold after completing the first round of the Grand Prix. Photo by Vyla Carter.
Zerly, ridden by Laura Bowery clears the second jump in the Grand Prix. Photo by Vyla Carter.